Performance of the Week

Performance of the Week Aug. 2, 2004

After five consecutive wins in the Tour de France, LANCE ARMSTRONG faced daunting challenges this year, including the tenacity of Italy's Ivan Basso. But on the race's alpine stretch, Armstrong claimed the lead, widened it as the cyclists wound their way back toward Paris, and headed for an unprecedented sixth straight victory in the Tour de France, leaving everyone to marvel at his latest tour de force.

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